David Villa

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David Villa
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David Villa
Personal information
Full name David Villa Sánchez
Date of birth (1981-12-03) 3 December 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth Langreo, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1991–1999 UP Langreo
1999–2000 Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Sporting Gijón B 36 (14)
2001–2003 Sporting Gijón 80 (38)
2003–2005 Real Zaragoza 73 (32)
2005–2010 Valencia 166 (107)
2010–2013 Barcelona
2013–2014 Atlético de Madrid
2014–2018 New York City FC
2019–2020 Vissel Kobe
National team
2002–2003 Spain U21 7 (0)
2005–2017 Spain 98 (59)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David Villa Sánchez (born 3 December 1981) is a retired Spanish footballer that played as a striker. He last played for Vissel Kobe of the J1 League. He was considered to be one of the best strikers of his generation.

Villa also played for the Spanish national team from 2005 to 2017.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Continental[nb 2] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting Gijón B 2000–01 Segunda División B 35 13 35 13
2001–02 1 1 1 1
Total 36 14 36 14
Sporting Gijón 2000–01 Segunda División 1 0 1 0
2001–02 40 18 4 2 44 20
2002–03 39 20 1 1 40 21
Total 80 38 5 3 85 41
Zaragoza 2003–04 La Liga 38 17 8 4 46 21
2004–05 35 15 3 0 10 3 48 18
Total 73 32 11 4 10 3 94 39
Valencia 2005–06 La Liga 37 25 4 2 6 1 47 28
2006–07 36 15 2 0 11 5 49 20
2007–08 28 18 6 1 7 3 41 22
2008–09 33 28 5 2 5 1 43 31
2009–10 32 21 2 0 11 7 45 28
Total 166 107 19 5 40 17 225 129
Barcelona 2010–11 La Liga 34 18 6 1 12 4 52 23
2011–12 15 5 3 1 6 3 24 9
2012–13 28 10 5 5 10 1 43 16
Total 77 33 14 7 28 8 119 48
Atlético Madrid 2013–14 La Liga 36 13 4 2 7 0 47 15
Melbourne City (loan) 2014–15 A-League 4 2 0 0 4 2
New York City FC 2015 MLS 30 18 0 0 30 18
2016 33 23 2 0 35 23
2017 31 22 3 2 34 24
2018 23 14 4 1 27 15
Total 117 77 9 3 126 80
Vissel Kobe 2019 J1 League 28 13 1 0 29 13
Career total 617 329 63 24 85 28 765 381

International[change | change source]

Source:[1]

National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2005 4 1
2006 14 8
2007 10 3
2008 14 12
2009 13 11
2010 16 9
2011 12 7
2012 3 2
2013 10 3
2014 2 3
2015 0 0
2016 0 0
2017 1 0
Total 98 59

References[change | change source]

  1. "David Villa". National-football-teams.com.